Bachelor of

Study Planner Information

What will I study?

Food and nutrition covers all aspects of the food system from farm to fork. The food system is not only concerned with on-farm production, off-farm food processing, and distribution of produce for sale, but also the selection and consumption of the food by the consumer including the effects of food on their health. Food science covers the physical nature and chemical composition of food to enable us to understand how and why food behaves under different conditions of processing and storage. We use this information to improve the safety and quality of food as well as extend the range of products available. The science of nutrition studies the effects of dietary nutrients on growth, development, health and well-being in the population. It also examines the psychological, sociological and cultural factors which influence food choice, with a particular focus on the consequences for health.

1st Year Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all BSc students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective - choose a Level 1 course that interests you


Year 1-Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Prerequisite for major
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Prerequisite for major
FOOD1001 Principles of Food Preservation Prerequisite for major
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Recommended
Year 1-Semester 2*
*Students who commence this program midyear please see footnote 2 below.
Course Code & Title Requirements
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory for program
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms Prerequisite for major
CHEM1200 Chemistry 21 Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.
2. Students who commence this program in semester 2 should enrol in BIOL1020, BIOL1040, CHEM1100 and STAT1201 to ensure that you are academically prepared for the following semester. Any mid-year commencing student who would like to vary this course selection should contact the Faculty of Science to arrange an academic advising appointment.

2nd & 3rd Year Study Planners

Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the major requirements.
What do the different columns mean?

  • Sem - Semester
  • Compulsory courses – compulsory for the major.
  • Key courses – electives from the major's course list.
  • Recommended courses – complements the major.
Year 2
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses Recommended Courses
1 FOOD2000 Food Science

NUTR2101 Nutrition Science
Plus #6 from the BSc course list
2 CHEM2003 Food Chemistry

MICR2001 Food Microbiology I
 – Plus #2 from the BSc course list
Year 3
Sem Compulsory Courses
Complete all courses
Key Courses
Choose at least #8 From:
Recommended Courses
1 FOOD3007 Food Structure & Sensory Science

NUTR3011 Understanding Population Nutrition 

FOOD3017 Food, Policy Safety & Quality Management
MICR3860 Food Microbiology II1 FOOD3000 Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals
2   FOOD3011 Food Product Development1

NUTR3000 Nutrition & Exercise2

NUTR3012 Community & Public Health Nutrition2

NUTR3201 Advanced Nutrition Sciences2

1. Students must complete #4 from MICR3860 and FOOD3011.
2. Students must complete #4 from NUTR3000, NUTR3012 and NUTR3201.




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